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Old 04-26-2011, 12:43 AM   #61
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Re: Will $4, $5, $6, $?? Gas have you Riding More and Driving Less?

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Old 04-26-2011, 12:53 AM   #62
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Re: Will $4, $5, $6, $?? Gas have you Riding More and Driving Less?

Tacoma (2WD) gets 25 on the highway. I gotta 40 min commute each way to work. I live here Washington State...needless to say, I bought the Tourmaster Centurion Suit and electric gloves, and away I go. With gas prices the way they are, I'm definitely commuting on the bike more.
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Old 04-26-2011, 02:38 AM   #63
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Re: Will $4, $5, $6, $?? Gas have you Riding More and Driving Less?

Although we have quite a few vehicles, the Taurus and the truck get the most use. I plan on riding either the motorcycle or bicycle more as my schedule changes drastically in June. I only live about 12 miles from work, and with the nice weather I should be on either bike at least 4 days a week.
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Old 04-26-2011, 06:28 AM   #64
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Re: Will $4, $5, $6, $?? Gas have you Riding More and Driving Less?

In my country we pay 8$ a gallon and still motorcycles don't get respect on the contrary most people consider them as a death wish. We do think twice before taking an unnecessary medium/long rides and I always prefer the bike over the car.
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Old 04-26-2011, 06:56 AM   #65
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Re: Will $4, $5, $6, $?? Gas have you Riding More and Driving Less?

Gas is cheap and I can prove it:

At the grocery store I see dudes idling their big trucks with the a/c on waiting for their wives to come out of the front door. Heaven forbid they must push those corn flakes across the lot.
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Old 04-26-2011, 07:33 AM   #66
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What worries me is this scenario: Gas goes up, rookie riders buy bikes, don't bother to train much, you know the rest.
Yeah but they're all going to buy liter bikes and harleys, they won't tarnish the SV name.
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Old 04-26-2011, 07:46 AM   #67
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Gas is cheap and I can prove it:

At the grocery store I see dudes idling their big trucks with the a/c on waiting for their wives to come out of the front door. Heaven forbid they must push those corn flakes across the lot.
Maybe they're in a hurry to get to the gym where they can walk on a treadmill.
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Old 04-26-2011, 07:46 AM   #68
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Re: Will $4, $5, $6, $?? Gas have you Riding More and Driving Less?

You know what strikes me about these prices. Last time gas was this expensive, people actually cut back, hell broke loose, a LOT LESS traffic. And people would only get on their cars if it was absolutely necessary.

Not the case this time. It makes me wonder. Are we at a point where people just don't give a dam anymore? Meaning, they are already maxed out so what else is new? How much can you really save by cutting on your driving? Or maybe things are not as bad as when gas was this expensive and that's why people aren't cutting back.

As someone mentioned, I still see people idling vehicles and driving even though they can simply use mass transit and save a ton. I have no choice, I live too far so I have to drive. But if I had a good train/public commuting option, I would just get on the train.
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Old 04-26-2011, 07:55 AM   #69
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Old 04-26-2011, 08:15 AM   #70
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I like that.


Although, with gas prices what they are, I will probably not drive less, just ride more.
I've got a short commute (less than 4 miles). Wife's commute is about the same. When we last moved, we located so that I no longer had a 30+ minute drive. Those days sucked.

I've got a Ford Ranger as my daily driver. It gets to carry lumber/sheetrock once in a while, but mostly I wanted to ditch the trailer and use the pickup to carry the bike(s) around.
My only regret is that the truck does not carry more than 2 people comfortably, and I do not want a full sized truck, too big and way too expensive.
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